Rev. Howard G. White
Senior Pastor
Howard WhiteRev. Howard Gerrard White was born in 1954 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He has degrees from Belhaven College, Scarritt Graduate School for Christian Workers, and Emory University, where he graduated from seminary in December of 1990. Howard was appointed to Pierce Chapel in 1991 as the church’s first full-time pastor. Ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church, Howard loves planning meaningful worship experiences that communicate the love and presence of God. He is married to Lynn Meadows-White and together they share pastoral duties and proudly parent Elizabeth and John Howard. Click here to e-Mail Howard.


Rev. Lynn Meadows-White
Minister of Discipleship

Lynn is a 1991 graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. A lifelong Methodist, she grew up in the St. Simons United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island, GA. One of her passions is helping people grow toward maturity as disciples of Jesus Christ and helping equip them for whatever ministry God has called them to. Lynn is married to Howard White and is the proud mama of two wonderful children, Elizabeth and John Howard. Click here to e-Mail Lynn.


Nathan Carr
Director of Youth Ministries
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Nathan is a Columbus native who graduated from Columbus State University in 2004 with a degree in business management. Nathan has been at Pierce Chapel since 2007 but grew up in a non-denominational church and attended a Free Methodist Church and a Korean Presbyterian Church at various points in his life. He worked for Teen Advisors through college and following his college graduation. He was also the director at Camp Joy during the summer of 2007. Several of his passions are building relationships, planning, innovating, and working with students of all ages. Click here to e-Mail Nathan.


Jessica Stanley
Youth Ministry Assistant
Jessica joined our staff in May of 2017 as our first Youth Ministry Assistant focusing on ministry with 7th and 8th graders.  She studied Education at Liberty University, and comes with years of experience in a classroom, from preschool to high school.  Jessica has a particular passion for teenagers and a deep desire to help them grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Prior to coming to Pierce Chapel, she was a youth ministry volunteer at St. Thomas Episcopal.   Jessica is married to David Stanley and they are blessed with 6 children. She says, “We have seen first-hand the benefit of being connected to a wonderful church body, and it has been a blessing for our family (specifically our children). It has been the driving force in my passion for youth ministry.” Jessica is also passionate about servant leadership and being a mom. Click here to e-Mail Jessica.

Roseanna Harbuck
Children’s Ministry Coordinator


Roseanna grew up in Buena Vista, Georgia, and has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She attended Georgia State University where she earned a degree in Art History. Prior to coming to Pierce Chapel in 2013, Roseanna served as the Executive Director of Coffee Alliance for the Arts where she worked in concert with other board members to educate and promote the arts through various events in Douglas, Georgia.  Many of these events included art programs, camps and workshops for children in the community.  Roseanna married her high school sweetheart, Kasey Harbuck, in 2007 and their daughter, Rayna, arrived in October 2010. Roseanna enjoys gourmet cooking, reading, traveling, and playing the Celtic harp. Click here to e-Mail Roseanna.


Allison Williams
Ministry Intern


Donna Pounds
Choir Director/Service Accompanist

Donna has been involved in church music ministries since her preschool days and, since Junior High, has been employed at her home churches as an accompanist. She truly enjoys her dual role here at Pierce Chapel serving as choir director/service accompanist as she works at equipping folks to lead in worship. In addition to her duties at Pierce Chapel, Donna is proud to be a Registered Nurse. Donna’s greatest blessings come from being married to Randy, mama to Miles and daughter to Julia. Click here to e-Mail Donna.



Debi Van Noy
Preschool Director
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After serving for 9 years at another church preschool program in Columbus, Debi was excited to join her home church, Pierce Chapel, in 2006 as the Preschool Director. A caretaker by nature with a background in nursing, she is most passionate about caring for her husband and two grown sons, and being “Dida” to her grandchildren. She loves her church and her work here. She joins her wonderful teaching staff in nurturing preschool children and their families with fun learning opportunities in a Christian environment. Click here to e-Mail Debi.


Katie Ingram
Church Secretary
Ingram, KATIEKatie has been known as a “Jill of all trades.” She has an Associate Degree of General Studies from Columbus State University, a Bachelor Degree of Graphic Design from The Art Institute, and a Child Development Associate. Her love is in art, design and children. She started work as our secretary in June 2013 where she implements her computer and design skills and has worked in our nursery since 1999. She married her best friend of 15 years, Jarod, in January, 2016. They are blessed with 4 children. She loves to help others and welcomes you to ask for her help. Click here to e-Mail Katie.



Dawn Krueger
Financial Secretary

Dawn received her Bachelors in Accounting and MBA from Columbus State University. She has been working in accounting for 15 years because she loves numbers and how they are accurate and exact. She married Eric Krueger in August 1999 and they had their daughter, Madeleine, in 2002 and their son, Nicholas, in 2005. Her children play sports all over the southeast and her family loves to travel to their sporting events. They are always trying to learn and explore new things. Their favorite thing to do is to make a yearly “bucket list” and see how many they can accomplish. As Pierce Chapel’s financial secretary, she hopes to serve those in the church by providing accurate and reliable information.  Click here to e-Mail Dawn.


Lisa Courtney
Church Custodian

Lisa is an expert at cleaning and has been in this line of work for many years.  Prior to starting this role at Pierce Chapel in April of 2013, she worked as the Complete Facilities Manager for 7 years at TSYS. She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and is a woman of many talents, including childcare and interior design. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and loves to cook. She says, “I feel very blessed to have a job and lucky to work around such wonderful, heart-warming, forgiving people. Working at Pierce Chapel has been a blessing, and I feel closer to the Lord here.”


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